For the tenth time in just over two years Borussia Dortmund take on FC Bayern Munchen, with Germany’s DFL-Super Cup at the former’s Westfalenstadion bringing the Bundesliga’s best together this time round.
With so much form to go on there are ample opportunities to make money from the season starter, so news.bwin.com/en/ have foraged for the finest wagers available based on key recent trends.
The last two Super Cup matches featuring these sides have seen a goal scored after six minutes
Dortmund’s desperately unlucky World Cup miss-out Marco Reus notched the early opener when Jurgen Klopp’s men beat their Bundesliga rivals in this showpiece last year, 12 months after Mario Mandzukic kicked off proceedings for FC Bayern in the corresponding minute.
This developing trend strongly points to a bet on over 0.5 goals between the first whistle and the 15-minute mark at 8/5, although the fact that Thomas Muller made it 2-0 after 11 minutes in 2012 may sway risk-takers towards the 8/1 about over 1.5 goals within the same time period.
The last three fixtures of any sort between the pair have seen one side draw a blank
Klopp’s men were on the receiving end of ‘to nil’ losses to FC Bayern twice during the 2013/14 campaign, while their 3-0 April win at the Allianz Arena was misleading as Pep Guardiola’s side had already retained the Bundesliga and had only just seen off Manchester United in the Champions League.
Furthermore, two of BVB’s goals in that match came about after keeper Manuel Neuer was withdrawn by Guardiola at half-time.
With the World Cup superstar likely to start in Dortmund, back FC Bayern to win to nil again at 31/10.
The last meeting between BVB and FCB featured just two goals, but at least three were bagged in each of the previous four
Last year’s 4-2 scoreline in this fixture was the second BVB v FCB match in a row that rewarded over 2.5 goals backers, and with two more following over the next three clashes 4/7 odds on three or more here seem safe.
Only one out-and-out striker has managed to break deadlocks over the last ten games between these two, and he won’t feature at the Westfalenstadion
Robert Lewandowski notched an opener for his old club against his new employers in April 2012, but there has been ten clashes between the pair since and only Mandzukic – who is now at Atletico Madrid – has flown the centre-forward flag with regard to first goals.
With five strikes in his last five matches against Dortmund, winger Arjen Robben gets the nod for opener honours at 17/4, especially considering the 30-year-old scored the first goal in added time when these sides last met in May.